Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
and see that they get justice.
Friends, I have so much bumping around in my heart and in my head right now that I’m almost bereft of meaningful words to put in print – nothing that could come close to conveying how I’m feeling about this trip to Nepal with Tiny Hands International.
In 2 days Kadi and I will fly from Minneapolis to LAX where we’ll meet the rest of the THI team. Together we’ll fly to Singapore and finally to Kathmandu, Nepal. I’m told we’re looking at 20-22 hours of flying once we leave the states, plus 8 hours worth of layovers. Oh, my.
Even as I pack my bags and double check my numerous lists, I’m humbled at the opportunity we have to help in the cause of Tiny Hands and SPEAK UP for orphans, street children, and the victims of sex trafficking. I’m burdened to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” I want to be a story changer.
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This week a friend who shares our heart for all things justice-minded, sent me this video to watch. I was undone. Pictures of modern-day slavery – many in Kathmandu.
Will you take my word and believe me when I tell you that this will break your heart for that which breaks God’s heart … and it’s worth all 15 minutes that it will take you to watch it. Please. Watch it.
John R. W. Stott, in Christ the Controversialist, asked, “But how can we be tolerant in mind of what God has plainly revealed to be either evil or erroneous?”
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I believe we are called to take a stand for truth. We are to roll up our sleeves and step out of all that is familiar, comfortable, and safe. We are to find creative ways to use all the gifts God has given us to try to reshape things in a manner that points to truth and makes clear distinctions between that which is right and that which is wrong according to God’s standards.
While we travel for the next 14 days (March 19 – April 2), we need your help.
You can HELP with the CLICK OF A BUTTON …
1. Pray … for Tiny Hands International and all those partnering with them, including those of us who desire to tell their stories. (Click the link to see their most current prayer needs.)
- Pray for our health and safety.
- Pray for God to create opportunities for us to see and hear what He wants us to see and hear in preparation for the writing of this book for Tiny Hands.
- Pray for Tiny Hands International – the staff, the children, the girls who are intercepted, financial resources, the house parents, the board, the volunteers
- Pray for the stirring in a publisher’s heart to publish this book quickly.
- For my husband Mike and the boys (Ben and Caleb) who are staying home.
2. Follow the story. I’ll be telling the story daily (or when we have electricity and/Internet) while in Nepal. You can follow the story by following my blog, Facebook, and orTwitter; and follow Tiny Hands on Facebook and Twitter.
3. Share the story. Help us tell this important story widely by sharing it on social media right now.